What can Sarfaraz do?
Sarfaraz, a Pakistan batsman who played in the 2009 World Cup and 2016 Asian Games, has taken on the role of captain of the Test team. He has been appointed by Cricket World Cup Organising Committee (CWCO) President James Lohmann to lead Pakistan in the second test against India at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.While many expected Sarfaraz to take charge of the team after Salman Khan’s retirement from playing test cricket, fans know best. So far, fans have been happy with their selections of Sarfaraz as captain and Soumya Sarkar as vice-captain.Sarkar and Swayam Singh Bhatnagar will be second umpires. Most observers believe that Sangeet Som was asked for his views on Sarfaraz’s appointment ahead of time.Sarkar is part of India’s Test team since 1991 and took over as vice-captain during the 2015 World Cup campaign. She took over as captain in 2016 when Virat Kohli retired from international cricket. In her first test match as captain she led India to a comfortable win over West Indies in Abu Dhabi before being elected vice-captain again last year. She was later made prime minister of India due to her excellent performance as an assistant coach during the recent Commonwealth Games finals in Glasgow.Swarajya Sachin Desai said: “It is no secret that Sangeet represents a future generation
While the selectors have given the nod for his appointment to the Test team, it’s the selectors’ confidence in his ability that will make Sarfaraz’s debut in the highest form of the game stand out. The selectors have made it a firm rule that he will not make his debut in Test cricket until he is compelled to do so by the need to be in India for the South Africa series. The selectors’ confidence in Sarfaraz has been very high, given that he has been a consistent performer at the highest level of international cricket for over 20 years.Despite that, there are still questions about his ability as a batsman. There is much room for improvement as far as batling is concerned, and for the selectors to have a surplus of questions about his ability as a batsman is a sign that his time has come. They have made it a rule that he will not bat in the first innings of a Test match until he is able to field well and contribute in the first innings of a one-day or Twenty20 international. However, there is plenty of space for improvement, and the selectors have been waiting for the right time to start making an assessment of Sarfaraz’s ability. The selectors’ task is to decide if he is the future of the Test game and if he can stand out from the current crop of batsmen.
Make his debut in Test cricket
We have all seen former Indian captain Virat Kohli, who was selected to debut in Test cricket in 2011 and 2012, take on the captaincy of India in the second test in Mumbai. While Kohli has faced criticism for the way he has chosen to lead the team, he has done so as the senior player of the selectors and he is in good company as the senior players of both India and Pakistan are expected to take on the role of captain in the second test. Apart from Kohli, only Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Kapil Daulal are expected to play in the second test.Mumbai is India’s most iconic one-day venue, which will be the stage for the second test against India in the city. While the other two teams have their Indian Open matches, the Aussies will host the Test in Sydney between Australia and New Zealand.
Take over of the Test team
Not many would have predicted that former Test batsman Sachin Tendulkar would lead the Asia Cup team in his first Test against India in Dhaka in 2007. Tendulkar has played Test cricket since 1956 and is only too happy to see the need to bat again. In his first Test against India at Old Trafford in London, he took the team to a 1-0 lead before being thoroughly bowled out for 91.Since then, his Test record has been nothing but golden and he has taken up the role of auction manager for every Test match held in England. He also coaches the Sevens team and is a key member of the Australian team management.Tendulkar, who is 93 years old, is the all-time Test leader in averages and scores, and is one of the all-time Test batsmen. Having won the Test series against India in Dhaka in 2007, Tendulkar said: “To be the first Test captain in India is a great honour. I have been captain for the past 19 years, and for me to take over the role as the national captain is perhaps more significant.”
Set up a winter camp for Test players
One of the odd things about Sarfaraz’s appointment is that he has agreed to hold a winter camp for Test players inScotts Innes. The camp is set up to prepare the team for the winter matches against India, but is open to the public. The official website of the camp has details of where it can be held, what is expected of the players and how they can progress their studies.
Start the Test campaign with an Indian ODI
In his first test against India in Mumbai in 2011, Virat Kohli equalled the series record by taking the Indians to an unassailable 5-0 lead. One of the most iconic moments of the series was Kohli scoring his only Test century as India won the match by three wickets. Kohli was on the surface a one-off, but he has become a familiar face in the Indian Test team after the 2011 test series.The 2011 India ODI series was Kohli’s first test series as a Test opener, and it was also his first test match. He took the hosts to an unassailable win in the third game of the series, before being dismissed for just one run in the final game. Kohli has gone on to score 732 runs in 11 Tests, and is one of only three players to score a double century in Test cricket.
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